Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency

Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency

by Anthony James Joes
     
 

ISBN-10: 081319170X

ISBN-13: 9780813191706

Pub. Date: 08/30/2010

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

In Resisting Rebellion, Anthony James Joes's discussion of insurgencies ranges across five continents and spans more than two centuries. Analyzing examples from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, he identifies recurrent patterns and offers useful lessons for future policymakers. Insurgencies arise from many sources of discontent,

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In Resisting Rebellion, Anthony James Joes's discussion of insurgencies ranges across five continents and spans more than two centuries. Analyzing examples from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, he identifies recurrent patterns and offers useful lessons for future policymakers. Insurgencies arise from many sources of discontent, including foreign occupation, fraudulent elections, and religious persecution, but they also stem from ethnic hostilities, the aspirations of would-be elites, and traditions of political violence. Because insurgency is as much a political phenomenon as a military one, effective counterinsurgency requires a thorough understanding of the insurgents' motives and sources of support. Clear political aims must guide military action if a counterinsurgency is to be successful and establish a lasting reconciliation within a deeply fragmented society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813191706
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
0.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : guerrilla insurgency as a political problem1
1Guerrilla strategy and tactics10
2Some wellsprings of insurgency24
3Religion and insurgency in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries50
4Religion and insurgency in the twentieth century67
5Foreign involvement with insurgency94
6Establishing civilian security105
7Loyalists: indigenous anti-insurgency122
8The centrality of intelligence145
9The requirement of rectitude156
10The utility of amnesty166
11The question of sufficient force levels171
12Deploying U.S. troops in a counterinsurgent role180
13Guerrillas and conventional tactics185
14The myth of Maoist people's war191
15Two false starts : Venezuela and Thailand209
16Comparing national approaches to counterinsurgency218
17Elements of a counterinsurgent strategy232
Epilogue : conflict in Iraq256

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